Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that confers various rights and protections upon workers who serve or apply to serve in the US military and prohibits discrimination in employment resulting from military service. See Arizona Military Leave.
- Arizona has enacted laws prohibiting employment in discrimination because of actual or attempted service in the military. Additionally, Arizona law gives public employees the right to paid leave for certain types of military service. See Arizona Military Leave.
- Upon return from military leave, eligible employees must be reinstated with the same amount of seniority and the same status or classification as if there were no gap in employment. See Arizona Military Leave.
- Public employees must be given an opportunity to make up missed retirement contributions and may not be charged interest or assessed an actuarially present value for missed contributions. See Military Leave for Public Employees.